Innovation Award Sponsor For European Human-Powered Sub Races

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BMT has joined the roll call of sponsors for the 2nd European International Submarine Races (eISR) taking place 7-11 July at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin, which at 122m x 61m and 5.5m deep is not only the biggest covered fresh water space in Europe, but the approximate size of an international soccer pitch.

They join the existing sponsors of the races - the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, the Babcock Group, QinetiQ and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in this celebration of the talents and ingenuity of enterprising students from around the world.

Major Sponsors Support Human Powered Submarine Races

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The Lloyds Register Foundation and the Babcock Group have come on board to support twelve teams of University engineering students from six countries on three continents who will be taking part in an exciting engineering and sporting challenge in four months’ time.

The five-day long second biennial European International Submarine Races (eISR) will take place 7-11 July at the biggest covered fresh water space in Europe - QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin at Gosport, England.

Having designed and built their submarines, the teams from Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, USA and UK will race them flooded, piloted and pedalled by a scuba diver, competing against the clock, around a demanding slalom course in the tank which measures 122m x 61m and is 5.5m deep (approximately the size of an international soccer pitch). The teams will be aiming to improve their times continuously over the course of the week, as they make vital adjustments to their submarines (maybe even rebuilding them), proving they can rise to demanding engineering challenges.

University Teams from 3 Continents to race Human Powered Submarines in UK-Based Races

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Twelve teams from universities in six countries and on three continents will be meeting in July 2014 to take part in the 2nd biennial European International Submarine Races (eISR) at QinetiQ’s Ocean Basin in Gosport, UK – the biggest covered water space in Europe.

This exciting week-long event, running from 7-11 July, is a unique sporting and engineering challenge. It tests the students’ engineering skills, for every human powered submarine taking part is designed and built by the university concerned with vital amendments and adjustments and even re-building taking place during the week. It also tests their sporting prowess and stamina, for the teams race against the clock with the pilot wearing SCUBA gear and pedalling underwater around a demanding slalom course in the tank measuring 122m x 61m and 5.5m deep.